Not sweet on its own, but a little bit of honey to bring out the flavor and BAM! It’s like liquid candy!
“Not sweet on its own, but a little bit of honey to bring out the flavor and BAM! It’s like liquid candy!” Read full tasting note
“Sweet and pleasant on it’s own, but as the previous reviewer said, add a bit of honey or cane sugar and it’s like a rocketship to flavour country.” Read full tasting note
“thank you MissB for sharing this with us. I had this a couple days ago and mostly what i remember was a strong caramel taste. it was super sweet, so more caramel than tea but it was a delicious...” Read full tasting note
“Ending the day with a little dessert tea. This is just ok for me. It is caramel with an unobtrusive black base but it’s a little flat for my tastes . Thanks Sil for including it.” Read full tasting note
D’une tasse de thé savoureuse… Le thé Lipton Caramel allie des feuilles de thé à des morceaux de caramel et vous offre un moment de plaisir gourmand.
On a tasty cup of tea … Lipton’s Caramel Tea blends tea leaves with pieces of caramel and offers a moment of gourmet pleasure.
Thé, arôme (19%), caramel sur amidon.
Tea, aroma (19%), caramel starch.
It's Lipton,. They're pretty big.
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I am not a fan of Lipton; when I try to describe the difference between some of the really, really nice loose leaf teas I drink and cheap, poorly made bagged teas to non tea drinkers I almost always use Lipton as my example of bad bagged tea/grocery store tea. Really, it’s the difference between a fishstick or caviar, I think.
That said, I do appreciate this sample from MissB because of the thoughtfulness, if not for the tea itself. And, I’ll admit to being a little conflicted because it’s caramel and I love caramel. And you know what; it wasn’t bad. It certainly wasn’t great, but for what it is it certainly could have been so, so bad. Definitely not what I’ve come to expect/associate with Lipton.
What it reminded me of was those little five cent cube caramels they sell at Bulk Barn or convenience stores/gas stations and that you sometimes get around Halloween.
I used to love those when I was a kid; I’d eat handfuls of them in one sitting. However, they’re not really my think anyone. They taste oddly ‘woody’ to me now, and are almost borderline rubbery. But for a few short minutes while I drank this tea I tasted my ‘childhood version’ of those cube caramels – and it was great. Pleasantly nostalgic.
On another note…
My chawan arrived! WAY earlier than anticipated too; only took seven days to get here from Japan instead of the expected two weeks to a month! Holy smokes; that’s faster than pretty much anything I’ve ever ordered from the states. And guys, it’s gorgeous. I’ve been showing it off to anyone who’s at the house; my landlord, his GF and daughter, Tre, and the friends I had here today.
It makes me so sad that no one gets it. Tre instantly asked how much it was and then seemed visibly upset when I told him (if we’re counting the shipping it was approx. $168CA). But, it’s one of a kind, authentic, and basically just a piece of art. Sadly I haven’t had a chance to try it yet because I’ve been feeling really under the weather – but when I do you’re all gonna hear about it!
Thanks for the sample of this one, MissB! Short note because I’m on my phone, but the aroma of the dry tea is deliciously caramelly. Steeped, it stays about the same, but it doesn’t translate to the flavour quite as well as I’d like, though that could perhaps be fixed by adding sweetener. I still rather enjoyed it for what it was, particularly since it’s a bagged tea. Would drink again, happily. Brewed at 100C for 2 min.
Strong bagged black tea with even stronger caramel smell. Pretty straightforward stuff, but needs sweetener to bring out the flavor at all. Needed to add some cream because it’s just too strong for my stomach.
Grabbed this in France, added description, ingredients and translated it as best I could.